Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (35), Detachment 3, completed initial ship aviation team training (ISATT) while operating underway aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) June 7.
ISATT is the qualification period necessary to validate the basic flight proficiency of Air Department crew members, from maintenance personnel to pilots.
During ISATT, personnel are graded on their ability to perform basic flight operations and flight-based damage control efforts on a non-carrier platform safely and efficiently. The ISATT qualification is a requisite for any deployment of two months or more, and will qualify Fort Worth for flight operations throughout this deployment.
Coordinating ISATT qualifications along with required crew exercises, air detachment and surface warfare mission package certifications, was accomplished in about 6 days.
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